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Side Gig Turns into Passion for Dusty Trail Gift Shoppe Owners

If you’re looking for unique Kansas-themed gifts, mildly off-color items and things for that notoriously hard-to-shop-for person, look no further than Dusty Trail Gift Shoppe located in the heart of…

Hold on Just a Little Longer

For the last fourteen years in Emporia, the week following Memorial Day has been the lead up to the largest gravel event in the world, the Dirty Kanza. This May…

It’s Sink or Swim when Gallery Owner Risks Pivot to Stay Afloat After Pandemic Abruptly Halts Business 2 Weeks After Opening

Female entrepreneur, Kaila Mock, is giving local artists a place to display and sell their creations in her new gallery and store, Trox Gallery and Gifts, 729 Commercial St., Emporia,…

Visit Disc Golf “Disneyland” Right Here in the Mid-West

The Disneyland of Disc Golf Often referred to as disc golf Disneyland by players, Emporia, Kansas, is a disc golfer’s playground with offerings for the beginner to the world-class competitive…

Emporia Adds Distillery to List of Exceptional Attractions

Emporia, Kansas is celebrating the trifecta! The Trolley House Distillery has been added to the mix of our coveted microbrewery, Radius Brewing Company, and Twin Rivers Winery. One of only…

These Mischief Makers Share their Pot of Gold

What started out as three men and a dog in 1994 has blossomed into an organization that has given away $325,000 to local organizations and charities. Since the Emporia St.…

Emporia is 163! Recognizing the People Who Made Emporia What it is Today

Our great city of Emporia, Kansas, turns 163 this week. Founded as a business venture on Feb. 20, 1857, it has grown into the nearly 25,000 population that it is…

Dine on This: Emporia Has Several New Restaurants to Please Your Palate

Emporia has an amazing number of one-of-a-kind local mom and pop type restaurants. A few more have been added to the mix recently and we’re hearing good things. If you’re…

Debunking the Old Myth “There’s Nothing to do in Emporia”

Emporia is committed to providing quality memorable experiences for our visitors. We believe if we achieve that goal people will want to keep coming back. There are lots of good…

Events Large and Small: We Plan them All

If you are planning an event for four or 800 people, the Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau needs to be your first phone call. Whether your event is a coffee…